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Certified ScrumMaster®
4/12/2010 12:00:00 AM DVM consult Skills Matter 116-120 Goswell Road London EC1V 7DP United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 51.5244988 -0.0990986 £1095


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  • Course

    Date: 12-13 April, 2010
    Location: London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Regular Price: £1095

    Leading a Scrum team is radically different to traditional project management. Rather than plan, instruct, and direct, the leader of a Scrum team (called a ScrumMaster) facilitates, coaches, and leads.

    In this 2-day ScrumMaster Certification course, we will cover the fundamental principles of Scrum, qualifying you as a Certified ScrumMaster.

    In this intensive and highly interactive workshop, you will get the opportunity to learn to deal with the obstacles that confront Scrum teams. We will add practice to theory through a variety of exercises and take-aways to use with co-workers.

    Upon successful completion of the course, each participant is enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a two-year Scrum Alliance membership, where additional ScrumMaster-only material and information is available.

    More importantly, upon completion of this workshop, you'll leave with an understanding, gained through hands-on team practice and exercises, to share your experience with your colleagues, help your teams to execute Scrum efficiently and productively and to put Scrum in practice and succeed with it.

    Delegates will also receive a copy of Agile Software Development with SCRUM during the course.

    PMI members can claim up to 14 PDU's upon completion of this course.

    Effective 1 October 2009,the criteria for achieving Scrum Master Certification will change. As well as completing a Certified ScrumMaster course, all CSMs will also be required to pass a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) online certification exam to maintain certification. Full details can be found here.


    • Apply practical approaches to increasing productivity, while increasing Product Owner and management satisfaction
    • Learn from feedback and run engaging retrospectives
    • Explore techniques for applying Scrum to large and distributed teams
    • Use Scrum and corporate governance and quality models
    • Deal with the obstructions to high productivity on your Scrum team, such as:
      • Incomplete stories at Sprint-end
      • Estimation in Storypoints and Hours (Release Planning and Sprint Planning), estimating bugs and maintenance work
      • Technical debt and legacy problems
      • Obscure "technical" backlog items or user stories
      • Sprints with lengthy analysis and time-consuming testing


    All CSM courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.

  • Details

    Date: 12-13 April, 2010
    Location: London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Skills Matter
    116-120 Goswell Road
    London, EC1V 7DP United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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    Regular Price: £1095

  • Agenda



    • Agile Values, Scrum Benefits and Origins
    • Scrum and Change
    • Companies Using Scrum

    Scrum Process and Roles


    • Scrum Flow, Iterative-incremental Software Development and Shippable Product Increments
    • Scrum Roles: ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Team
    • Characteristics of the ScrumMaster
    • A Day in the Life of the ScrumMaster
    • The ScrumMaster Role including Conflict Management, Appraisals and Appointing the ScrumMaster
    • The Role of the Team including Team Dynamics, Team Norms and the Visual Workplace
    • The Role of Project Managers and Functional Managers in Scrum


    • Understanding the Customer
    • The Product Vision
    • The Product Backlog
    • Determining the Release Scope
    • Stocking the Product Backlog
    • Prioritization Techniques
    • Refining the Product Backlog
    • User Stories on the Product Backlog

    Release Management


    • Sustainable Pace
    • The Project Levers
    • Defining and Communicating Project Success
    • Release Management Strategies
    • Estimation and Planning, Product Backlog Items Using Story Points and Planning Poker
    • Choosing the Sprint Length and Determining Velocity
    • Creating the Release Plan
    • Tracking the Project Progress

    Sprint Management


    • Sprint Workflow and Characteristics
    • Formulating Powerful Sprint Goals
    • Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Retrospective
    • Sprint Estimation and Planning
    • Daily Scrum
    • Understanding the Sprint Progress
    • Sprint Reporting
    Portfolio Management


    • The Planning Onion
    • Why Portfolio Management Matters
    • Levelling the Demand
    • Portfolio Management Steps
    • The Portfolio Bubble Chart
    Large and Distributed Scrum Projects


    • Brook’s Law
    • Organic Growth and Conway’s Law
    • Master Product Backlog and the Product Owner Team
    • Team Set-up
    • Multi-team Planning and Coordination
    • Shared Norms and Assets
    • Distributed Scrum Project Tips

    Getting Started in Scrum


    • Just Do It
    • The Nature of Change
    • Scrum Adoption Stages
    • Change Practices including the Enterprise Transition Team and the Transition Product Backlog
    • Deming’s PDCA Cycle
    • The Role of Consultants

    Practical Games and Exercises

    Exercises, case studies, and examples are used to assist participants to develop the knowledge, skills, capabilities and insights needed to make the shift from traditional management practice to the Scrum approach.

  • Who Should Attend
    Project manager, Team Leader, IT/development manager, Product manager, Business analyst, Architect or developer interested in applying Scrum to maximise value creation, improve customer and employee satisfaction as well as engineering practices and tools.


    To benefit from this ScrumMaster course, you should have some prior experience using Scrum and Agile methods on projects. If you do not have this prior experience, we recommend attendance of Rachel Davies' Scrum Primer course before coming to this ScrumMaster course.
    You will also benefit from reading Agile Project Management with SCRUM (Microsoft Professional) by Ken Schwaber, prior to attending.

    You will also benefit from watching this podcast, featuring Ken Schwaber talking about Scrum.


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